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Adding CMS to Existing pages/templates, no SEO option?

Thread began 5/15/2014 12:35 pm by Peterson Design Studio - jefferis | Last modified 5/16/2014 11:23 am by Jason Byrnes | 598 views | 7 replies |

Peterson Design Studio - jefferis

Adding CMS to Existing pages/templates, no SEO option?

The video did not show an option to edit SEO when adding PowerCMS to existing templates...
Also, it said NOT to add PCMS to Editable Regions, which she did in the video. Where DO you add the CMS regions? Enclose the Editable region?
I assume if you create a responsive site, then the CMS regions are compliant?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Power CMS Should not be added to the template, it should be added to the pages based on the template.

In the template, you would create an editable region, then on the individual pages, add the CMS Content in the appropriate region.

For SEO, add content areas to title tag, the meta-keywords tag and the meta-description tag.

name those content areas:
meta-title
meta-keywords
meta-description

Power CMS does not support responsive designs, The CMS content added to the page is standard HTML, and can be made to be responsive by how you define the CSS

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Peterson Design Studio - jefferis

great... I believe PowerCMS allows picture upload as well? And the ability to assign CSS to the photos if the CSS class is created already?
BTW, if you aren't supposed to add the CMS to a template, why does she have the video showing it?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Yes, Power CMS has image upload abilities and you can assign classes to the images.

Please be more specific about the tutorial you are referring to and the specific place in the tutorial.

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Peterson Design Studio - jefferis

http://www.webassist.com/dreamweaver-extensions/content-management-system top of the page tutorial: Video at 10:42

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Ok, In actual fact, You _can_ add CMS to your template, I was mistaken initially.

But on adding to a template, it is a little different than adding to a page that is based on the template.

when adding CMS to the template The CMS content area should not be in an editable region.

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Peterson Design Studio - jefferis

what about menus and new pages?

Jason, like I pointed out, she added the CMS area inside an editable region, but if you add it to an area that is not editable, does that mean a user can edit the content in that area? That is contrary to they way templates work and if you update the template, that change would be erased.

Another question, if you use templates or build PCMS from scratch, what happens when you add new pages? Are they automatically added to the menu system? If only if you build from scratch, I read that CSS Menus are not really responsive... This creates a problem. If it doesn't add the pages to the menu system at all, then the CMS is not very useful at all. And if it PCMS will create the menu dynamically, does it only work with CSS Menus?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

In the video, there is a note along the screen stating that when working with templates, the content area should not be added to an editable region.


Yes, if you add an editable region to the template, it means the user can edit that area of the template.


Power CMS does not create any menus. you would need to create the menus. see this tutorial for details on using Power CMS templates and creating a results page to show new pages as they are created:
http://www.webassist.com/tutorials/Create-new-pages-from-PowerCMS-templates

this technique can also be applied to a menu system

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